Burnout Paradise

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  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu or while the game is paused, select the "Under The Hood" option. Choose the "Sponsor Code" selection, then enter one of the following case-sensitive codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. The cars will appear when you enter a junkyard after earning the required license. Note: Some codes require an Xbox Live connection. Also, the ability to enter sponsor codes is not available after the v1.6 patch.

      Circuit City Hotrod

      Enter "circuitcity" as a case-sensitive code in the North American version of the game to unlock the Circuit City Hotrod. Note: You must have a "Burnout Paradise" license to use this car.

      Hunter Best Buy Oval Champ car

      Enter "bestbuy" as a case-sensitive code in the North American version of the game to unlock the Hunter Best Buy Oval Champ car. Note: You must have an "A" license to use this car.

      Kitano GameStop Sport car

      Enter "gamestop" as a case-sensitive code in the North American version of the game to unlock the Kitano GameStop Sport car. Note: You must have an "A" license to use this car.

      Kitano Micromania Hydros Custom car (European version)

      Enter "H211 1Z99 LZ00 00BB" as a case-sensitive code in the French version of the game to unlock the Kitano Micromania Hydros Custom car. Additionally, this code will also work in other European regions besides France if you change your default language for your system to French. Note: You must have an "A" license to use this car. The code contains the number zero and not the letter "O".

      Steel Wheels car

      Enter "U84D 3Y8K FY8Y 58N6", "E60J 8Z7T MS8L 51U6", "G23X 5K8Q GX2V 04B1", or "E165 6L1Q ZQ2H 10V3" as a case-sensitive code in the North American version of the game to unlock the Steel Wheels car. Enter "Z891 4K88 IN25 79AA" or "B179 8M20 XA09 80FF" as a case-sensitive code in the European or Australian version of the game. Note: You must have a "Burnout Paradise" license to use this car. The code contains the number zero and not the letter "O".

      Wal-Mart F1 Racer

      Enter "walmart" as a case-sensitive code in the North American version of the game to unlock the Wal-Mart F1 Racer. Note: You must have a "Burnout Paradise" license to use this car.

  • Licenses

    Get the indicated number of wins to unlock the corresponding license. Note: Previously achieved wins do not count towards unlocking the next higher license.

      D license: Win 2 events.
      C license: Win 7 events.
      B license: Win 16 events.
      A license: Win 26 events.
      Burnout Paradise license: Win 45 events.
      Burnout Elite license: Win all 110 events.

  • Bonus cars

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car:

      Carbon Hydros Custom: Beat all Showtime Road Rules.
      Carbon Ikusa GT: Beat all Time Road Rules.
      Carson Carbon GT Concept: Find all 400 Smashes.
      Carson Fastback: Get a B license.
      Hunter Mesquite: Get a D license.
      Jansen Carbon X12: Land all 50 Superjumps.
      Krieger Carbon Krieger Uberschall 8: Successfully complete two sets of Online Challenges.
      Montgomery Carbon Hawker: Hit all 120 Billboards.
      Nakamura SI-7: Get a C license.
      Rossolini Tempesta: Get an A license.
      Watson 25 V16 Revenge Racer: Successfully complete all Road Rage Events.

    The following cars can be unlocked in the "Big Surf Island" bonus downloadable content:

      Diamond P12: Successfully complete all 500 online challenges.
      Dust Storm: Purchase the island.
      Dust Storm Superturbo: Successfully complete the Dust Storm Burning Route.
      Olympus Governor: Have 50% Island License completion.
      Street Rod: Have 100% Island License completion.
      Toy 88 Special: Break all 45 Billboards.
      Toy Bootlegger: Successfully complete all 15 Island Mega Jumps.
      Toy Nighthawk: Rule all 12 Island Roads (Timed and Showtime).
      Toy Spirit: Smash all 75 Island Smashes.

  • Bonus bikes (Bikes Pack DLC)

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding bike:

      Nakumura FV00-TI: Successfully complete 19 Burning or Midnight Rides.
      Nakumura Firehawk GP Competition: Successfully complete all Burning and Midnight Rides.

  • Alternate paint

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding paint:

      Gold: Win all Elite License Events.
      Platinum: Win all Elite License Events with a 100% completion.

  • Double barrel roll

    A good way to do the double barrel roll is to use the Ikusa GT and fly off the big jump on South Mountain Drive.

  • Sirens

    In any car with sirens (for example, the Hunter Citizen, Krieger PCPD Special, or Hunter Manhattan Spirit), click the Left Analog-stick to turn it on. If you hold it, you will hear a different siren.

  • Secret quarry area

    From the top part of the dam, go west, and follow the road (W. Lake Drive) northwest, and turn left. You should see an opening with a road that leads down and is a very good jump for barrel rolls. The quarry spans that entire area.

  • Screensaver

    Stop your car, and remain idle until the engine turns off and your taillights turn dark. Eventually the screen will become monochrome, and the camera will start to move around the city.

  • Legendary car references

    The following cars are a reference to more famous vehicles:

      Carson GT Nighthawk: K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider.
      Hunter Cavalry Special: General Lee from The Dukes Of Hazzard.
      Hunter Manhattan Special: Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters.
      Jansen 88 P12 Special: DeLorean from Back To The Future.

  • Easy "Boosting Around the World" achievement

    Use the Kitano Hydros Techno. Floor the gas and the brake, and the car will still move. Just add boost to burn out at a very slow speed, making it easier to react to oncoming traffic and obstacles.

    Switch to a speed boost-type car (preferably the Ubershall 8 because of the square front end or any speed car with one). Go to the gas station on Angus Wharf. This is the only station this trick will work at, and it cannot be online because of the "Cagney Update". Drive to the south end of the station. Drive and boost into the concrete triangle at the end of the station. Keep boosting, and the game will think you are going through the station. You will keep getting boost refills after you Burnout. Keep holding [Boost] and [Gas], and if you start to lean towards one way, turn in the other direction. After a few minutes, you should hit Burnout x20.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Lookin' Good (5 points): Repair your first wrecked car.
      Watt? (10 points): Set a Time Road Rule on Watt St.
      It's Showtime (10 points): Set a Showtime Road Rule East Crawford Drive.
      Great Start (10 points): Win a Race.
      Misdemeanor (10 points): Collect 5 Billboards.
      Off the Beaten Path (10 points): Collect 25 Smashes.
      Bottom of the Class (20 points): Get your D Class License.
      Perfect Rage (5 points): Get 10 Takedowns in Road Rage without Wrecking.
      Rising From the Ashes (10 points): Repair your car at critical damage in a Road Rage event.
      Spinnin' Around (10 points): Perform a 360 Flatspin in any car.
      Underachiever (30 points): Get your C Class License.
      Learning to Fly (10 points): Successfully land 5 Superjumps.
      Duckin' and Weavin' (10 points): Win a Marked man without being taken down.
      The Show Must Go On (20 points): Get a 10x multiplier in Showtime.
      Rampage! (20 points): Get a Takedown Rampage.
      Must Try Harder (40 points): Get your B Class License.
      Parallel Park (20 points): Power Park with a 100% rating.
      Daredevil (25 points): Landed a 2 barrel roll jump.
      Boosting Around the World (25 points): Get a x20 Boost Chain.
      Flying Colors (50 points): Get your A Class License.
      Millionaire's Club (25 points): Score over a 1,000,000 in Stunt Run.
      Supercharged (20 points): Win 25 Burning Routes.
      Car in a China Shop (20 points): Get 500 Takedowns (online and offline).
      Paradise Won (60 points): Win your Burnout Driving License.
      All Pimped Out (10 points): Win all Burning Routes.
      Explorer (10 points): Find all Events.
      Paid and Displayed (20 points): Enter all eleven Car Parks. There are three in Harbor Town, four in Palm Bay Heights, and four in Downtown Paradise.
      Bustin' Out (20 points): Collect all Billboards.
      Totally Smashed (20 points): Collect all Smashes.
      Flying High (20 points): Successfully landed all Superjumps.
      Speed King (20 points): Set a Time Road Rule on every road.
      Crashin' All Over The World (20 points): Set a Showtime Road Rule on every road.
      Shopaholic (10 points): Find all Drive Thrus and Car Parks.
      Elite (70 points): Win your Burnout Elite Licence.
      Criterion Elite (20 points): Get your Elite License, win every event, find all discoverables and beat every Road Rule.
      Online Racer (10 points): Complete an online Race.
      First Win (10 points): Win Your first 8 Player online Race.
      Online Champion (20 points): Win 10 online Races.
      Online and Kicking (30 points): Complete 20 online Events.
      Firestarter (20 points): Make 50 online Rivals.
      Just for Pics (10 points): Make Your First online Rival.
      Happy Snapper (10 points): Send 5 Camera Shots.
      Notorious (20 points): Send 50 Camera Shots.
      Hotshots (20 points): Get 50 Snapshots in your Lineup.
      Join the Party (10 points): Complete 1 online Challenge.
      Party Crasher (15 points): Complete 25 online Challenges.
      Party Animal (25 points): Complete 250 online Challenges.
      Block Party (35 points): Complete 2 whole sections of online Challenges (excluding PDLC).
      Burnout Skills (30 points): In 8 Player online Freeburn lead 6 of the Today's Best Scores.
      Criterion Fever (20 points): Everyone at Criterion Games is infected with a virus. The virus is passed when those with it are taken down online, and from there it just spreads. You will unlock this achievement when you get infected.

    The following achievements require the "Party Pack" bonus downloadable content:

      Perfect Party Game (25 points): Complete a Party game where every player scores in every round.
      Massive Party Game (25 points): Complete a Party game of 8 rounds with 8 players.

    The following achievements require the "Cops And Robbers" bonus downloadable content:

      The Right Side of the Law (30 points): Awarded for being on the winning Cops team in a Cops and Robbers game on Xbox LIVE.
      The Gang Is Back In Town (30 points): Awarded for being on the winning Robbers team in a Cops and Robbers game on Xbox LIVE.
      Golden (30 points): Awarded for delivering the Gold to your team base in a Cops and Robbers game on Xbox LIVE.

    The following achievements require the "Big Surf Island" bonus downloadable content:

      Smash n' Grab (20 points): Collect 20 Island Smashes.
      Surf Boards (20 points): Collect 15 Island Billboards.
      Island Explorer (20 points): Find all 15 Island events.
      Crash TV Air Time (25 points): Land the Mega Jump from the Crash TV Ski Jump and get at least 4.5 seconds of Air Time.
      People Person (25 points): Awarded when you complete all 10 Island Freeburn Challenges. These can be completed by 2 to 8 players.

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